Skip to comments.Lonely Man Brought Donkey To Room, Court Told
Posted on 03/01/2007 11:15:25 AM PST by Froufrou
A man who was found dressed in latex and handcuffs brought a donkey to his room in a Galway city centre hotel, because he was advised to get out and meet people, the local court heard last week.
Thomas Aloysius McCarney with an address in south Galway was charged with cruelty to animals, lewd and obscene behaviour, and with being a danger to himself when he appeared before the court on Friday. He was also charged with damage to a mini-bar in the room, but this charge was later dropped when the defendant said that it was the donkey who caused that damage.
Solicitor for the accused Ms Sharon Fitzhenry said that her client had been through a difficult time lately and that his wife had left him and that his life had become increasingly lonely.
Mr McCarney has been attending counselling at which he was told that he would be advised to get out and meet people and do interesting things. It was this advice that saw him book into the city centre hotel with a donkey, she said. She added that Mr McCarney also suffered from a fixation with the Shrek movies and could constantly be heard at work talking to himself saying things like Isnt that right, Donkey?
Supt. John McBrearty told the court that Mr McCarney who had signed in as Mr Shrek had told hotel staff that the donkey was a family pet and that this was believed by the hotel receptionist who the supt. said was young and hadnt great English.
Receptionist Irina Legova said that Mr McCarney had told her that the donkey was a breed of super rabbit which he was bringing to a pet fair in the city. The court was told that the donkey went berserk in the middle of the night and ran amok in the hotel corridor, forcing hotel staff to call the gardai.
McCarney was found in the room wearing a latex suit and handcuffs, the key to which the donkey is believed to have swallowed. He was removed to Mill St station after which it is said he was the subject of much mirth among the lads next door in The Galway Arms.
He was fined 2,000 for bringing the donkey to the room under the Unlawful Accommodation of Donkeys Act 1837. Other charges were dropped due to lack of evidence.
That's funnier than Sancho Panza!
Oh, I should have known you'd not have been offended! Next time I'll ping no matter how silly...
Of course I wouldn't be offended. I love pings you send! ~Pandora~
"Let the man who has never been convicted under the Unlawful Accommodation of Donkeys Act 1837 cast the first stone."
"nugget?" "stone?" What's the matter with me today???
Made me laugh! Bwahahaha!!!
Donkey obviously needed a drink, can't say that I blame him.
C'mon. I was stretching as far as I could, giving the benefit of the doubt, until that line. This has to be the Irish equivalent to Scrappleface or The Onion. Gotta be!
Other charges were dropped due to lack of evidence.
Well naturally. The donkey ate the key and drank all the liquor. Whatcha gonna do?
I really don't know. I consider this the best laugh of the day I've read so far. I will think about it as I am at the dentist. How he got the donkey into the room is beyond me. Maybe it was a mini donkey? Shaking my head again here ~P~
I bookmarked it. Someday I may find myself in the deepest darkest despair imaginable and I will pull up this story and howl like a baboon on laughing gas. Again! ; )
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